Saturday, August 27, 2011

Protestors Briefly Commandeer Bankster's Corporate Headquarters On Behalf Of Homeowner On Brink Of Eviction Seeking Loan Modification

In Pasadena, California, the Pasadena Star News reports:

  • A group of about 50 protesters Thursday overwhelmed security, jumped turnstiles and briefly commandeered the corporate headquarters of OneWest Bank. Members of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and Service Employees International Union set up tents and blocked the narrow corridor in front of the employee elevators for several minutes as they chanted loudly in support of Rose Gudiel, who is on the brink of being evicted from her La Puente home.

  • "I'm here because they refuse to meet with me," Gudiel said. "I believe I qualify for a loan modification, and they refuse to explain to me why I do not."

  • Seven Pasadena police officers showed up to deal with the animated protesters, who ignored several requests to leave the private property. No arrests were made. The group finally agreed to leave when Vice President Brandon Latman agreed to meet with Gudiel and her family.

For more, see Protesters invade bank headquarters to protest foreclosure practices.

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